Squire is a lovely homebred Thoroughbred gelding. He was born in 1999 and is around 16.2hh and maybe a little taller. This guy is steady and willing. He was started under saddle professionally as a youngster being sent away for 2 (two) weeks. Since then, he has been very lightly ridden only a handful of times. He is green but incredible willing with a good level head on his shoulders. His owner would love to see him go to a home that could provide him with love and attention. Someone skilled in continuing to bring him along, being mindful of his age but not letting that stop him from enjoying a full riding life. He has been very fortunate to have a very kind and gentle life – this means he does not present as his true age and has many years to give to someone.
Family circumstances and a crisis many many years ago meant he did not continue on with his riding career as planned. He can walk, trot and canter under saddle in and out of the ring. Please note we only saw him at the walk and trot for ridden work and on the lunge. He is lacking muscle tone and could use a little more over all conditioning and weight, so we did not ask to see much more from him. He is sound and is free of any past injury or illness. He is a mild cribber but is controlled fully with a collar. With more activity the urge for cribbing will likely reduce. We did not see him crib at all during our visit.
He was a wonderful boy for all grooming, handling, tacking and lunging. He is a very sweet guy indeed and a true gentleman. His elderly owner spoke of her husband that sadly passed quite some time ago. She explained how he loved Squire so very much, proudly admiring his conformation and stature, and dreaming of sitting atop of him while out hunting in the beautiful countryside. Sadly his dream did not come to fruition, but we know that he will be watching over Squire and his lucky new person that will be appreciating and enjoying him just as much as he did and hoped to.
He currently lives in a small herd with one gelding and mare. The mare is his full sister. He is submissive in the herd. He is bare foot and would benefit from shoes in front and will likely need Fall shots, dental visit and updated Coggins before heading off to his new home. Ideally his owner would love to see him go with his full sister ‘County’ who is just as nice as he is but not yet started under saddle.
Squire’s owner is willing to consider out of State to the right home and is also negotiable on her list price.